Category Archives: Sermons

Echoes of Grief: Remembrance Day 2017

A Sermon preached on the Sunday before Remembrance Day, November 5, 2017 at St. Dunstan’s, Gordon Head, Victoria BC Grief. Peace. Nation. These are the three overlapping themes of Remembrance Day; but the greatest of these is grief. Grief was … Continue reading

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The Origins of Evensong

A Sermon preached on The Seventh Sunday after Trinity (Year I ) Evensong 7:00 PM, July 30, 2017 The Parish of St. John the Baptist, South Cowichan BC According to Wikipedia, a baseball is: a ball used in the sport … Continue reading

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St. Patrick, Missionary Bishop to Ireland

[This blog posting is heavily in debt to Thomas O’Loughlin’s Discovering Saint Patrick (New York NY/MahwahNJ: Paulist Press, 2005). If you are serious about Patrick you’ll read this book] There are few historical figure burdened with more legends, myths, and … Continue reading

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The Christmas You Need: Choose from Five

I posted this two years ago, the last time I was on a medical leave of absence from work. It’s a sermon I’ve preached three times – once fourteen or fifteen years ago in the Parish of Pender and Saturna … Continue reading

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On Humility

Preached on the Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost (Year C), October 23, 2016 at The Parish of St. Matthias, Victoria BC (Diocese of British Columbia, Anglican Church of Canada). Some of you may recall this song by Mac Davis from 1980. … Continue reading

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An Anxious, Desperate God

Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep that was lost. Rejoice with me, for I have found the coin that I had lost. You’ve lost something. And when I mean lost, I mean it’s not anywhere. That book … Continue reading

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How I Started a Sermon at St. Mark’s-in-the-Bowery, New York City

Please indulge me as I begin this sermon the  way I might back home in Victoria, British Columbia – adapted for local use! First, I want to acknowledge that we have gathered on the traditional lands of the Lenape and … Continue reading

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